William St. Clair Tisdall

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William St. Clair Tisdall (1859-1928) was a British historian and philologist who served as the Secretary of the Church of England's Missionary Society in Isfahan, Persia.

William St. Clair Tisdall was fluent in several Middle Eastern languages including Arabic, and spent much time researching the sources of Islam and the Qur'an in the original languages. He also wrote grammars for Persian, Hindustani, Punjabi and Gujarati.[1]

Some of William St. Clair Tisdall's studies are included in The Origins of The Koran: Classic Essays on Islam’s Holy Book edited by Ibn Warraq.

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  1. ^ "Library of Congress Online Catalog". Retrieved 2008-09-20.